I had the privilege of curating this exhibition for La Peña Gallery. We invited artists to share their work, and also their experience through a series of video interviews conducted by Sandra Pomeleo-Fowler.
Not only has a global pandemic hit our lives, but there has also been an awakening after the killing of George Floyd and other members of the Black and Latinx communities. People have started to protest police brutality, demand restorations and fight for equity and the end of systemic racism in the United States.
In light of these events, we are always curious about how artists keep creating, how the current events have affected their practice, and what message and dreams they have for the future.
This exhibition is divided into 3 parts: one is the online exhibition here at La Peña’s website; the second part is an in-person exhibition at La Peña Gallery on Congress Avenue (you can visit by appointment); and the third part is a series of video interviews that will be published for the duration of the exhibit.
We hope this exhibition is the foundation of an online registry of local established and emerging artists.
I would like to express my gratitude to La Peña for their efforts on keeping the community together and always fighting for the social issues. A big thanks Sandra Pomeleo-Fowler for conducting a series of wonderful interviews with the artists, we will be sharing those soon.
Curator, La Peña
I was playing with photoshop after doing this little drawing and ended up creating a gif. If you are sensitive to colors and vibrancy do not look.
The drawing is based on a dream: A cat lady figure and a green man, descending from a city-like-temple. After a storm, there are things floating in the air like little florets of a dandelion.
Since the pandemic started I've moved most of my drawing materials from the studio to my home, I've been working on drawings and watercolors mainly. I hope you like them.
Pencil drawings that I scanned and retouched using photoshop.
Ponchos in the Treehouses
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Atacama, laser print, 11x17 inches. $60 framed.
Crosswinds, watercolor original, 5x7 inches, 2020. $60 framed.
Thoughts on a distant star, Art markers & ink, 8.5 x 6.5 inches, $150 framed.
Complicity, Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24 inches, 2019. SOLD
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Alondra Acosta (AG✯M)
I was born in Chile at the end of the 70's, so I went through the 80's listening to rock, watching movies, reading books and doodling all the time.